School trips to learn how to protect rocky shores

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For coastal areas, water quality, safety and access for all: the Blue Flag Programme, created by the Foundation for Environmental Education, represents a serious and profound commitment to both people and the environment. Central to the aims of the Blue Flag Programme is connecting the public with their surroundings and encouraging them to learn more about their environment. As such, environmental education activities must be offered and promoted in addition to a permanent display of information relevant to the site in terms of biodiversity, ecosystems and environmental phenomena.

ROCKY SHORE STUDIES

In New Zealand, students are invited to join a field trip to the Kawaroa rock pool area. This trip is preceded by classroom lessons bringing the attention of the students to the need to respect the fragility of this area and protect it as young environmentalists. The children learn about plants and animals living in the rock pools, conditions that they must adapt to in different rock pool areas and how to protect them. During the field trip the students study the area and in the meantime pick up any litter.

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Contact

Keep New Zealand Beautiful

Blue Flag NZ

http://www.knzb.org.nz/

Theme: 
Biodiversity
Education
Environment
Global Citizenship
Oceans
Resource Management
Sustainable Living
Water
Level of education: 
Primary education
Countries: 
New Zealand